About Demesne Community Centre
Originally set-up as a youth club, Demesne Community Centre has blossomed into a one-stop shop for the needs of all people on Langley and beyond.
Activities at its current Asby close base, built in 1998 after the centre received a £300,000 grant from the National Lottery, are guided by local people themselves through the centre's local management committee.
Demesne provides a wide-variety of activities for all ages run by the centre staff and an army of volunteers as well as providing an accessible venue for other community groups and agencies to hire and deliver their own activities, meetings, and courses.
The Centre’s friendly atmosphere and diverse timetable of courses, social clubs, and Councillors, MP’s and tenant’s advice surgeries attract hundreds of people to Demesne each week.
As well as providing activities in the centre for local residents, Demesne reaches out to the wider community of Middleton and Rochdale by organising activities at other community venues and organising transport to enable people from other areas of Middleton to access the centre’s
The Centres latest development came in 2009 when they teamed up with Pride Media
Associations and Langley Theatre Workshop to open the Demesne Media and Arts
Centre in a disused building next door providing a centre of excellence for
learning and art.
This successful partnership have now set their sights on creating a community hub to provide training, activities and advice centered around their Asby Close base and called the Demesne Community Complex.
About Langley & Middleton
The ancient hamlet of Middleton in Manchester boomed in the industrial revolution as a regional silk-weaving centre.
That growth continued through the nineteenth and twentieth century, culminating in the building of the Langley estate in the 1950s and 60s.
Originally conceived as an overspill estate
for slums of Manchester, it is now home to 11,000 people living in a mix of private and social-housing.
Middleton has a higher level of nemployment compared to the national average whilst life expectancy is much lower than the national average.